Monday, 12 May 2008

Challenge 14: Dark Hair

Hi everyone! Thankyou for taking part in last week's ribbons challenge. This week's challenge is 'Dark Hair'. Try a character with dark hair, an oriental theme, a gothic card, or perhaps a pet or an animal. You can make a Card, Tag, ATC, Skinny, Scrapbook page, Fatbook Page (4x4) Gothic Arch, Moo Mini card, Skinny, Inchie or Altered art. We can't wait to see what you make!

If you don't have a blog email your work to:

Congratulations to: Lulu you have won last week's prize,
Please email us your details.

In this week's Prize draw, supplied by Sir Stampalot we have a Rachelle Anne Miller rubberstamp
'Ladybug and Friends' - You and Me.

Everyone who takes part in this week's challenge will be
enterered and 1 lucky name will be picked out of a hat.

We will announce the winner next week

Kate, Wendy, Lesley, Fifi, Becky & Jo


I started by inking a background then stamped mona with black stazon. I inked a chipboard heart to match and stamped the word on some of the spare inked paper and covered it in glossy accents.I added some highlights with an inkssentials white pen. I put a brad to match and some ribbon.

Scrapbook Page
I made a scrapbook page of my lovely black haired dog Poppy! I used Basic Grey Periphery paper for the background and some Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste, and found an appropriate quote to use together with some stamping and Primas.


For my card I have used one of the new Shabby Chic Tilda images and coloured her with Copic markers. The background of the card is made up of Cuttlebug embossing and Papermania patterned paper squares with stitching detail. Embellished with a satin ribbon tied through an eyelet on the side and prima flowers.

Very simple this week. The Dolly Mama is stamped with versafine black ink on to white card, and simply coloured in with twinkling H20's. The sentiment is also stamped with black versafine ink. I matted and layered with co-ordinating coloured card and then mounted this onto a white card base.

I made a frame around my card using some blue and yellow paper and basic grey cardstock. I embellished the frame with beads and sequins. I printed out a clipart postcard and distressed with a mustard seed ink pad. I then watercoloured my Shabby Chic Tilda and Rufus dog stamps and also used my postage stamp by Paperartys. I made my own background using watercolours. I next made a little tag and embellished with flowers. I finished off with a brown prima, yellow ribbon, buttons, gems and adding some detail with gold liquid pearls.


I stamped Lily with her doll and coloured her face, arm and hair with water colour pencils. I then stamped her again onto Basic Grey Blush paper and paper-pieced her dress. I covered my card with the same paper and added blooms, brads, ribbons and wire around the image. I finally added copper stickles to the centre of the flowers on the paper for a bit of bling.


A big thankyou to,

Andrea, Angela C, Ann, Rose
Cynthia, Daisy
Samme, Sam, Val, Susie B
Nessy, Ria
Mardemoomika, Orange Daisy, Milli
Richelle, Sian
Fiona, Jane, Shaz, Heidi, Joanne
Dawne, Jozza, Den
Debz, Hilda, Rika


Anonymous said...

Here is my entry. Thanks for looking

daisy said...

I have made an inchie for this week's theme in conjunction with the Inchy by Inch challenge.

Bubbles said...

Lovely examples, my card is on my blog

Heidi said...

I have made an ATC for this interesting challenge, it is at

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Great theme

Here is my entry.

hugs jane x

Sam said...

Have put a layout on my blog,

Denise said...

well this certainly was a challenge,,,,,here is mine:-

Anonymous said...

Hi girls ! I made a scrapbook page of my dog ! You can see it here on my blog :

Hugs ! Val

For the life of me said...

heres mine

Jozza said...

Wonderful challenge ladies :o)

Here is my card

crafty creations said...

brilliant theme and gorgeous work in the blog

Here's mine

Thanks for looking

Annie said...

Here's my card ...
Rocker Edwin with very very black hair.

Ann xxx

Richelle said...

Interesting theme! Great work DT!

Here is mine.

Dark Hair

AngelaC said...

I've made an ATC for this challenge - hope you like it:

Fiona said...

Mine's here


Sian said...

Great challenge and wonderful examples.

Here is mine

Susie Little said...

Hi there,

Here's mine........

Susie xx

Andrea said...

have done my challenge I do hope it will be ok for this one and fab examples ladies x

nessy said...

wow what fab creations from you girls!!
ideal theme for me to get on with another page for my first scrapbook!!
can be seen in my blog
thanks for looking!!
vanessa xx

Nice said...

Thanks for the good idea! Here is my bookmark with dark hair:

shaz earl said...

I have made a card and here is my entry thanks for looking xx

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

Lovely Creations DT :)
You can view what I made at

hugs Ria

Rainbow Lady said...

Here she is at last.
Love Cynthia x

orangedaisy said...

mine is on my blog
great cards ladies

dddeeebbbzzz said...

Have just scheduled mine to upload to my blog on Sunday! Phew, just made it in time!

milli said...

Great challenge!!

Here's my card

Lavender Rose said...

Thanks for the opportunity to use a great new stamp for the first time!!! my card.

Sam said...

Made and on my blog since Saturday,only just remembered to let you know! TFL.
Sam x